MHL leavers: Ivan Vereshchagin
28 july

The Press Service of Barys continues a series of publications about hockey players from the club system who have officially completed their path in youth hockey. Another graduate of the Youth Hockey League last season was winger Ivan Vereshchagin.

It should be noted at once that this winger did not play many matches in the MHL, since he played for Nomad adult team in the championship of Kazakhstan from the age of 17, and since last season – in the VHL. It is noteworthy that even before his debut in the MHL, Ivan already became a national champion and has won silver awards in the national championship.

Vereshchagin played his first match in the MHL on October 31, 2018. On this day, Snezhnye barsy beat the Omsk yastreby (2:1) on home ice. The forward played 19 shifts on the ice (about 14 minutes), scored two shots and two final hits. Overall, in his debut season, Ivan went on the ice in 22 games (4 of them in the playoffs) and scored 4 (2+2) points for performance.

In the same season, the sportsman made his debut in the youth national team of the Republic. At the World Cup in Canada, Vereshchagin played 6 matches and helped our team keep its registration in the elite division.

Last season, Ivan was involved in the matches of Snezhnye barsy 11 times. Striker passed this segment on the schedule of "1 point per game", scoring 7 goals and 4 times assisting partners.

Vereshchagin's last match in the MHL took place on March 2, 2020. In Almetyevsk, Snezhnye barsy lost to Sputnik, but Ivan finally recorded a goal for in his asset. In general, the forward played 33 games in the MHL and scored 15 (9+6) points.

At the end of April, the hockey player accepted the qualification offer from Barys and signed a contract for two seasons.

Ivan Vereshchagin on his performance in the MHL:

- Although I didn't play much in the MHL, I want to note that it was an interesting time. The League gives all players a good opportunity to prepare for adult hockey. And not just to get into adult hockey, but also to show a good level. Of course, the matches in the youth team are decently different from others. This is a completely different speed, different emotions, you need to constantly work on yourself. I will probably remember most of all the last outing of Snezhnye barsy in the past season. I understood that these were my last games in the MHL and tried to give my best, to benefit the team. I would also like to thank all the coaches, first of all, for their professionalism and the path that we have passed together.

Statistics from the official MHL website were used

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